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Old 07-03-2019
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I agree with Kiki on the Onan DKD 8.0. They are great generators and will run a long time with maintenance. You can still buy the circuit boards for the controller as well. I believe John McGinnis moved his controller box so it wasn't mounted on the generator, where it vibrates a lot. Bill Pape I believe replaced the ever-broken red circuit breakers with maxi fuses.

My generator has an issue where it will not start sometimes and it's the shut off solenoid that is sticking. Once I pull it back it will start no problem. I also always start mine with zero load and let it run for a few minutes, then click the breakers on.

If you figure out a slide mechanism, please share!
Jeff Kunzelman
Oakville, Manitoba, Canada
1988 FC-35SB 300HP/ZF (2016-current)
1978 GMC Royale 26' (2015-2016)
1982 FC-33SB 250HP (2007-2009)
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